On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 10:09:36PM +0200, Kala Tunu wrote:
> i'm a 36 years' old average manager now and very skeptical towards real world's
> personality classification.

I have to agree wholeheartedly. All these classification schemes that try
to box the whole world into neat l'il boxes just don't work. It may work
well for a certain target audience, but for others, it's practically

> my only piece of advice is: never trust others'
> decrees about your life

Well, I wouldn't go that far. There are usually some grains of truth in
what people say, but one should not be constricted by a box defined by

> (i) Thou shalt bring to posterity a whole language to birth ;
> (ii) Thou shalt provide thy conlang with all needed workable phonology, basic
> grammar and root vocabulary to thrive and survive thee;

*mumbles something about an accompanying conculture...* ;-)

> (iii) Thou shalt point clear enough guidelines for thy hypothetical juniors to
> make thy conlang their own.

Well, I don't know about that. I *do* know that, at least in my conlang's
internal history, there should be a body of pedagogical literature that
teaches future generation the proper ways of their tongue. Now once I'm
done with my magnum opus (i.e. the reference grammar / language definition
document), I shall be working on a tutorial aimed at teaching the next
generation of Ebisedi their tongue. (And of course, also aimed at teaching
curious outsiders the wonders of the language ;-))

And after that, if I ever get around to it, I might actually just write
the entire history of the Ferochromon universe in native script. Now
*that* would be quite an undertaking... seeing that it covers at least 7
different eras, and each subsequent era after the Era of the Kingdoms
(when the current dialect of the language is the lingua franca) splits
into 3 daughter languages which evolve in 3 divergent paths throughout the
rest of the history. (Hey, I've got to come up with *some* excuse for
doing at least one completely tonal daughter lang, and at least one
completely agglutinating daughter lang, which coexist at the same time,
so that although the languages may be almost mutually unintelligible,
they actually share the same word roots.)


Many open minds should be closed for repairs. -- K5 user